Known by most as a bustling city that never sleeps is the metropolis of New York in the United States. Popularly called the Big Apple, it is home to numerous landmarks and attractions. Not to be missed is a visit to Times Square and viewing the scenery from one of the tallest skyscrapers known as the Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty which symbolizes American independence is another attraction worth visiting.
An oasis in New York City is the Central Park area. Covering over 800 acres of real estate, these grounds provide a sanctuary from the bustle of urban life. Visitors will be amazed at the range of attractions one will find here. Riding a carousel that features intricate figures, enjoying a picnic on the lawn, rowing a boat around the park’s lake or simply experiencing a concert hosted in the gardens are a few of the many activities that captivate those who visit Central Park.
Also worth visiting when in the area is the Central Park Zoo which is a great family attraction in New York. Run under the management of the Wildlife Conservation Society and featured in the hit animated movie “”Madagascar”, this small zoo has a variety of sections that offer hours of fun including the “Polar Circle” which is home to a polar bear and the ever popular penguins, the “Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit”, the “Temperate Territory” with its red panda and the “Tisch Children’s Zoo” where children can walk along a small nature trail and interact with such barnyard animals as sheep and goats.
Visitors seeking local arts and entertainment can enjoy outings to the Rockefeller Center for dining and shopping as well as to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History. Journeying through the famous New York subway or taking a ride on the ferry also offers a memorable experience on city life in the Big Apple.
In addition to being a reputed New York luxury hotel, The Peninsula New York is also considered one of the city’s landmarks. This Manhattan luxury hotel offers stylish comfort in opulent surroundings proving to be a sure winner with both the business and leisure traveller.